Single Leg Balance – Eyes Closed

  • HOW: Position yourself standing in a corner with your back to it, or with a wall, chair, or sturdy object near you. Pick up one foot and balance on the leg that is in contact with the ground on a firm surface. Once balanced, then close your eyes. Focus on standing upright and not letting yourself lean side-to-side or forward or backward.. It is ok to let your hip and knee bend a little bit.
  • FEEL:  You should feel like your balance is being challenged. If you’re having difficulty maintaining your balance, use fingertips on the surface near you as needed.
  • COMPENSATION: Keep your eyes closed as long as you can keep your balance. Open your eyes if you lose your balance and grab the wall or sturdy object to avoid a fall.

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